SUNDAY PROGRAMMING

September 8, 2019

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Last updated 08/02/19. More updates as we approach the event!

 
 

 
 

10:00 AM

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The Making of “Hair Love” with Matthew Cherry and Karen Toliver

Speakers: Matthew Cherry (director/writer/producer) and Karen Toliver (producer)

Join the filmmakers for a screening and behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Hair Love,” a touching animated short film about an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. "Hair Love" is a collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation that was launched by director Matthew A. Cherry as a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 with a fundraising goal of $75,000. Strong support led to the campaign amassing nearly $300,000, making it the most highly-funded short film campaign in Kickstarter history.

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Story Time! with Iain McCaig & Mishi McCaig

Join Iain McCaig and Mishi McCaig for an hour of hot tips on Visual Storytelling, as well as behind-the-scenes tales of their creative collaborations in the Film Industry.

ROOM: 104/105, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Creating a Parallax Illustration using Procreate and Code with Jarom Vogel

Coding meets Jarom Vogel’s whimsical, energetic art style to give his environments the illusion of life. Based on his popular Skillshare class, this session will take artists through the process of coding a parallax illustration using images created in Procreate. Code will be provided.

ROOM: 106, Conference Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

 
 

 
 
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Drawing and Thoughts with Claire Wendling

Claire Wendling will be doing a traditional style live demo, where she will show her process and provide tips as she goes along.

ROOM: 107, Conference Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 
 

 
 
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Illumination

TBA

ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 
 
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MACH 5 AND ONLY THE CREAM: STORYBOARDING THE WORLDS OF THE INCREDIBLES AND INCREDIBLES 2 with Ted Mathot

Story Supervisor Ted Mathot will share his experience of working with Brad Bird, Mark Andrews, and the story teams on Incredibles 1 and 2, including story and scene development, storyboarding lessons, storyboard rough animatics, deleted scenes, leading a team, and a few choice stories.

ROOM: 102, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 
 

 
 
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Cartooning from Life with Dean Yeagle

Gesture drawings are the animator's exercises to insure healthy artistic muscles. Join animator, designer, cartoonist Dean Yeagle for a one hour costumed life drawing session.

ROOM: 103, Conference Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Composition for Visual Storytellers with Marcos Mateu

Lecture on the art of visually composing shots for storytelling purposes, which includes film (live action / animation), story boarding, graphic novel, etc, using all available aspects such as shape and lighting to lead our audience into the emotional world of the story we are telling.


Recording during this talk is prohibited.

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
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Building & Selling your Animated Pitch

How do you engage and hook the networks into buying into your vision? Join Jim Bryson and Adam Jeffcoat, Emmy award winning co-creators of Niko and the Sword of Light. Hosted by Matt Lyon, creator of Arctic Dogs.

ROOM: 207, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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A Fly on the Wall

Filming artists in their process can be a tricky task, as you don't want to intrude nor contrive them into doing something that is forced or unnatural. To create an environment that allows for the story to unfold naturally, you have to let them be, and yet be prepared. This lecture will focus on the filming process used for several on my documentaries, with examples and fun anecdotes. Hosted by Loic Zimmermann.

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Finnian MacManus

TBA

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Kelsey Eng

TBA

ROOM: 211, Conference Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 
 

 
 
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Robotically Transforming Your Digital Art into Practical Fine Art

Speakers: Kris Costa & Justin Fields

Digital artists have mainly lived in the virtual world, but as of late they've been using small 3D printers to bring their works to life. With a 7 axis robot, a digital file can be converted to a giant foam sculpture, or even a high end exotic wood carving, all in life size. Host James Powell of Monster City Studios will discuss how technology is shaping the future of art.

ROOM: 212, Conference Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Sketching with Intention with Peter Han

Sketching for many can be thought of as spilling ideas on a page, or waiting for something to happen. But having clear intention whether based on the modes of study, exploration, or story can help you break past walls and keep you focused on goals. Join Peter Han in a discussion and demo on sketching with a purpose.

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 
 

 
 
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Terryl Whitlatch and Dr. Michael Habib

Join Terryl Whitlatch and Dr. Michael Habib for a live 120 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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LOCATION: Demo Station 3, Exhibition Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Wesley Burt

Join Wesley Burt for a live 90 min demo.

 

 
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LOCATION: Demo Station 4, Exhibition Center

TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Megan Brain

Join Megan Brain for a live 90 minute demo.

 
 

 
 

11:00 AM

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Light and Color with Zac Retz

As a VisDev artist at Sony, Disney, Dreamworks, Laika and more, Zac Retz is no stranger to creating environments rich with vibrance, energy and impact. In this session, he will demonstrate his environment process, focusing on the stars of the show: color and lighting.

ROOM: 106, Conference Center

TIME: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

 
 

 
 

11:15 AM

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Gesture Drawing with Louis Gonzales

This short workshop is for students of all levels that want to turn up their gesture drawing skills by Gesture drawing with a Story Emphasis.

During the Workshop we will draw from a model, students will get live feedback, and Louis Gonzales will demo a few approaches to telling stories with your Gestures. 

So bring your sketchbooks, iPads or whatever you sketch with and let’s turn Gestures into Stories!

ROOM: 103, Conference Center

TIME: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 
 

 
 

11:30 AM

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Pixar presents Bo Is Back!

Speakers: Becki Tower & Carrie Hobson

It's been 20 years since we last saw Bo Peep and her sheep with Woody and the gang. Come hear from Team Bo members who helped lead the way in her re-design and animation for Toy Story 4.

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Knowing More About Knowsmore with Jason Figliozzi and Rachel Bibb

Join Animator Jason Figliozzi and Clean Up Key Rachel Bibb of Walt Disney Animation Studios as they autofill you in on the search history behind blending CG and Hand-Drawn Animation to create everyone's favorite search engine scholar, Knowsmore from Ralph Breaks The Internet.

ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 AM

 
 

 
 
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Environmental Design Panel

Join Helen MingJue Chen, Craig Mullins, Sunmin Inn and Samantha Kallis as they discuss Environmental Design. Hosted by Betsy Bauer.

ROOM: 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Going Indie - How to make a living without working for anyone with Peter Mohrbacher

Do you need to choose between creative fulfillment and getting paid? Maybe not. In 2014, Peter Mohrbacher quit a career in the game industry to pursue a new career that allowed him total creative control. There is a growing community of indie artists that are succeeding without the need for freelance clients, galleries or the entertainment industry. Peter will be getting into specifics about why he chose this path and how it's possible to make it financially viable.

ROOM: 102, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Artistic range and versatility: From UI to Concept art with Davison Carvalho

Visual development art veteran Davison Carvalho talks about the benefits of pursuing a broad range art styles and skills from UI to Concept art. Pros and cons, and how to apply them to any subject or project in order to tell stories or create worlds. How to explore our natural artistic synapse without constraints and applying it to real world scenarios from the Video game and Film industry. Talking from experience Davison will also approach the real things that are usually not talked, such as Bending artistic rules, Acquiring knowledge, Finding jobs, Experimenting at work, Overcoming limitations, Career paths, International work, Working collaborative and even the paperwork.

ROOM: 207, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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David Levy

TBA

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Drawing Demo with Thomas Fluharty

Join Thomas Fluharty as he draws live for 60 minutes.

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Greg Manchess interviewed by Justin Coro Kaufman

Join artist Justin 'Coro' Kaufman as he sits down for a conversation with celebrated illustrator Greg Manchess. Greg has worked over 40 years in the illustration industry and is a winner of the Hamilton King Award.

ROOM: 212, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Carter Goodrich interviewed by Bobby Chiu

Join Bobby Chiu as he interviews one of our most celebrated character designers, Carter Goodrich. He has worked on such films as Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Shrek, The Croods, Brave and many more. His work on these films resulted in six ASIFA Annie Award nominations, winning 2 Annies, one for Ratatouille and another for The Croods.

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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What you do wrong and what you don't see with Michal Kus & Darek Zabrocki

In this inspirational talk Darek Zabrocki and Michal Kus, founders and teachers at Focal Point School will take you behind the curtain and share with you an unique look on the reality within the entertainment industry. They will both share experiences on: "how to avoid", "how to overcome", "how to change your mindset” in order to enter and maintain a successful concept art career. 

This talk is about the very complex, uneven and an unexpected path we all have to go through and will be filled with examples taken from real life.

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 
 

 
 

12:00 PM

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The Power of Great Tools with Anthony Jones

With great tools you can achieve great things. Understanding the strengths of the software you use will help you get the most out of it. Also relying on your skills and workflows to help build confidence and consistency with your work, regardless of application.

ROOM: 107, Conference Center

TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Painting a Character Scene in Procreate with Nikolai Lockertsen

Join Art Director and Concept Artist Nikolai Lockertsen as he demonstrates the creation of his rich and quirky character designs, and explores the techniques of creating an environment that complements and reinforces your character.

ROOM: 106, Conference Center

TIME: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

 
 

 
 
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TVPaint animation Demo with Aaron Blaise

Live painting demo from upcoming short, “Snow Bear”.

LOCATION: Demo Station 3, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Tiffanie Mang

Abstract Landcapes with Tiffanie Mang.

LOCATION: Demo Station 4, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Danar Worya

TBA

ROOM: 211, Conference Center

TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Alexander Mandradjiev

Join Alexander Mandradjiev for a live 60 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 1, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 
 

 
 

12:30 PM

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Life Drawing: TBA

TBA

ROOM: 103, Conference Center

TIME: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

 

 
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Marcos Mateu

Join Marcos Mateu for a live 60 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 2, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

 
 

 
 

12:45 PM

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Innovative Approaches to VR and 3D Design

Speakers: Brandon Parvini, James Ramirez, Blake Kathryn, Brianne Gagg, Steve Teeple, Finnian MacManus, Saiful Haque. Moderated by Mathias Omotola

With new emerging technology such as VR coming to the forefront, learn how a collection of concept artists are using it in new and innovative ways within their creations. Discuss along with industry leading designers, how to incorporate and use 3D to solve complex design challenges and bring new worlds to life. Panelists: 

ROOM: Main Ballroom, Exhibition Center

TIME: 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

 
 

 
 

1:00 PM

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CGMA Panel: The Future of Digital Arts Education

A Conversation about Art Education in the 21st Century. Speakers: Edward Quintero (Model 3D Academy), Kevin Chen (Concept Design Academy), Guillaume Champavere (Emile Cohl), John Park (Brainstorm), Lilliams Garcia (CG Master Academy).

This panel will focus on the future of Digital Art Education. Of the fifteen most expensive schools in the nation, eleven of them are art schools. Fewer- and fewer -industries are relying on college degrees as a prerequisite for employment.

What role- if any -does formal education play in our industry in the future? Between the student protest, to walkouts, is it safe to assume that we are at some tipping point? And if so, what can be done about it? Lastly, the panel will assess formal educations' significance to today's entertainment industry and- more broadly -its effiency as a surrogate to formal education.

We will meet with the founders of several institutions with different approaches to arts education to discuss their views on the future role of Digital Art Education.

ROOM: 104/105, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Five Shots with Mark Andrews

How do we tell a story visually? How do images convey more information than we find on a page of script? Join Mark Andrews as he shares what he's learned in his 25 years in the entertainment industry taking a close look at sequential storytelling and the use of visual progression to order information and build towards points of emphasis that impact and support the story being told.

ROOM: 101, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30PM

 
 

 
 
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How to Tell Stories through Illustrations with Djamila Knopf

Telling stories is a fundamental part of human history and culture. But how do we effectively communicate stories through images? How do we evoke emotions and establish a connection with the viewer? What techniques can we use to turn our vague ideas into finished illustrations? These are just some of the questions that we will be discussing. If you‘re curious to learn more, join Djamila Knopf’s talk “How to Tell Stories Through Illustrations”.

ROOM: 102, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Cárcamo

TBA

This presentation will be in Spanish.

ROOM: 204, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Story for Animation with Michael Daley

Join Michael Daley (Pixar Story Artist) as he talks about these simple tips and tricks that will keep you moving forward on your storyboarding projects.

ROOM: 207, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Justin Goby Fields

TBA

ROOM: 208, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Working with Appeal with Pernille Ørum

Join Pernille Ørum (WB’s 'DC Super Hero Girls', 'Hit-Girl in Hollywood') as she shares her journey to become a freelance artist working for the larger companies and her approach to character design and colors.

ROOM: 209/210, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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Costume Design Panel

Join Neysa Bove, Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay, Yangtian Li and Imogene Chayes as they discuss their experience as a costume designer. Hosted by Philip Boutte Jr.

ROOM: 212, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Ideas Unlimited with Iain McCaig

Where do ideas come from, and what do you do when they seem to run dry? Welcome to Iain McCaig’s highly interactive demo, where he will share his tricks for generating ideas on demand, and supercharge the quest for never-ending inspiration.

ROOM: 214, Conference Center

TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 
 

 
 

1:30 PM

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Finnian MacManus with Adobe Fresco

TBA

ROOM: 107, Conference Center

TIME: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 

 
 
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Brittney Lee

Join Brittney Lee for a live 60 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 1, Exhibition Center

TIME: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 
 

 
 
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LOCATION: Demo Station 3, Exhibition Center

TIME: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Sketching Fantasy Creatures with Sandra Duchiewicz

Join Sandra Duchiewicz for a live 60 minute demo.

 
 

 
 
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Kelsey Eng

Join Kelsey Eng for a live 60 minute demo.

LOCATION: Demo Station 4, Exhibition Center

TIME: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 

 
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Stephan Franck

TBA

ROOM: 211, Conference Center

TIME: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

 
 

 
 

1:45 PM

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Drawing exercises - Putting Theory into Action with Viktor Kalvachev

Join Viktor Kalvachev as he guides you through a few easy to learn exercises that will put you on the path to mastering your pencil technique.

ROOM: 103, Conference Center

TIME: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM